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Old 05-21-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Anyone running a 295/80R22.5 winter tire?

I'd like to put winter tires on my drive axle and am having a heck of a time finding a tire that will fit. It also needs to have a load rating of at least 7,830 lbs in single tire application (they are rated for a lower load when used as duals).

Does anyone run a winter tire of this size?
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Sorry, this won't answer your question, but I don't plan to drive this thing any place or any time where I would need a "winter tire."
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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Paul be sure you check infated width on whatever you get. There is very little extra clearance between the inside dual and suspension components on the RR10 tag chassis, take a look.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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We run 295 75 R 22.5 winter tires on the back. Mine are Dunlops, but my coach isn't as heavy as yours, so G tires are fine. You need H tires for sure. Might have to find a popular truck tire in a slightly different size to work.

One thing to know. The traction, or winter tires are noisy. Not a problem when you're sitting up front, but it's really noisy at the back.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:34 AM   #5
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295/80 is not a common size and not generally used commercially, so I'm not surprised you are having trouble finding a winter tire like that. That size is almost exclusive to large RVs and they seldom ever want winter tires.

The 11R22.5 is a common truck tire and almost identical in size to the 295/80, but has a slightly lower carrying capacity. Would not be suitable if you need 7000+ lbs/tire.

What are you trying to achieve by using winter tires?
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Gary - what I am trying to achieve with a winter tire is to keep the rig on top of the asphalt!

Seriously, my wife and I use it for traveling to dog shows, and one of the biggest is in Abbotsford BC on the Halloween weekend each year, which requires that we cross the Rockies from Alberta in late October. Later in the year we take all the beasts and put them in the coach and head south to Arizona and California for January and February.

In both cases we can see some bad weather, in the Rockies it is unpredictable and on the trek south we often have a business dictated window in which we can travel, and sometimes it includes some chancy weather.

I carry tire cables because by law in the Rockies in October you have to have them, but I'd like to have a knob tire.
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